Huawei P60 Pro Review: World’s First Ultra Lighting Phone Camera
July 18, 2023
As consumers tackle inflation in a post-pandemic world, budget smartphones have become a hit among tech junkies looking for cost-effective options with impressive specifications. However, as efficient as these devices are, there is an undeniable appeal to high-end smartphones that provide exceptional performance, long-lasting battery life, abundant storage, and a high-quality camera. The Huawei P60 Pro, debuted globally in May, attempts to embody all these features.
Touted as the world’s first ultra lighting phone camera, the Huawei P60 Pro is the brand’s newest flagship device tailor-made for photography and vlogging enthusiasts. To determine its value for money, The Beat Asia conducted a test-run of the Huawei P60 Pro. Check out our review of the product below.
Design and Feel
In the current state of the smartphone market, almost all phones look the same. Remove the brand logo and you’ll struggle to distinguish one Android phone from another. Setting itself apart from other smartphones, the Huawei P60 Pro – which measures 6.67 inches in length with round edges – boasts an elegant Rococo Pearl colourway that gives it a premium and stylish, ornament-esque appearance.
Unlike most Android and Apple smartphones, the Huawei P60 Pro rocks a matte finish that provides a comfortable and slip-resistant grip. Its texture strikes the balance between smoothness and roughness, making it easy to hold even with just one hand.
Featuring a 13-MP wide-sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, the Huawei P60 Pro has the newest Ultra Lighting XMAGE Camera that produces crisp images that are at par with DSLR cameras. Its 48MP telephoto lens, one of its main-selling points, supports up to 100x digital zoom without sacrificing sharpness and clarity.
For filmmakers and vloggers, the camera has a stabilisation feature that guarantees shake-free and blur-free videos. We put it to the test with the Dual-View mode, which lets you record with both front and back cameras simultaneously.
While the quality of the front camera didn’t fully impress us, the back camera won us over with the sharp footage it produced. Overall, it’s a great option for shooting YouTube vlogs, Facebook Lives, or sharing your surroundings with your loved ones in real-time.
Performance, Storage, User Interface (UI)
Transitioning between apps and browsing websites, The Beat Asia was pleasantly surprised by the user interface (UI) of the Huawei P60 Pro. The device boasts a faster refresh rate, which results in quicker loading times for menus, icons, and applications to open without any lag.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm) chipset, the phone was able to effortlessly handle games and HD movies without any hiccups. While watching YouTube videos, we were treated to vivid colours, crisp quality, and lifelike details that elevated our viewing experience.
As we were exploring its features, we instantly fell in love with the double-press function on the volume down button, which is an alternative way to quickly launch the camera app.
If you’re a hardcore camera user, you’ll never have to worry about running out of space for selfies and videos, as the Huawei P60 Pro offers ample storage capacity of up to 512GB.
As tech lovers, a smartphone’s battery life is a crucial factor we take into account when buying a device. Ultimately, we want to avoid the hassle of charging our gadgets every now and then. The Huawei P60 Pro is a gamechanger with its powerful 4,815mAh battery and 88W SuperCharge Turbo capability, which allows for charging up to 50% in just 10 minutes.
Huawei claims charging the phone from 0% to 100% only takes less than an hour, and that a single charge provides a day’s worth of usage.
The Huawei P60 Pro’s Ultra Lighting XMAGE Camera makes it an ideal pick for gadget junkies interested in photography and filming. While Android users may find some of its specifications reminiscent of previous Huawei models, the P60 Pro’s top-of-the-line features like hardware performance, big storage, and streaming capabilities are enough to convince long-time Apple users to make the big switch.
The Huawei P60 Pro starts from US$1,000+. Price is accurate at the time of writing.
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